Saturday, August 3, 2013

John Palmer dies

Former NBC News correspondent John Palmer has died. Palmer was 77 years old. He worked for the network for forty years, from 1962-94 and from 1994 to his 2002 retirement. His main job was serving as Chief White House Correspondent from 1979-82, and as the news anchor of the Today Show for seven years. Palmer also served on the College of Charleston advisory council.

Following is a statement from NBC News on the passing of John Palmer:

“We are deeply saddened to share the news that we have lost a valued friend and colleague. Long-time correspondent John Palmer passed away today after a brief illness.
“John was a brilliant, brave, and tireless journalist who guided viewers through many of the most significant events of the past half-century – from the early days of the civil rights movement through the tragedy of 9/11. He covered five presidents and traveled to every corner of the world, always showing the empathy and compassion that helped set him apart. His kindness is remembered by all of us, and it built lasting bonds throughout our news division.
“John held many positions over the course of his long career with NBC News, but his most treasured role was that of husband and father.  Our love and support are with Nancy, Molly and Lee, Carter, Hope, and the entire Palmer family.”

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1 comment:

  1. I worked at an NBC Radio affiliate in the 80's when John Palmer often did the top of the hour news.

    I was lucky enough to speak to him on a couple of occasions. He was a pro's pro and a real gentleman